Kathryn Kates Biography and Wiki
Kathryn Kates was an American actress who had a recurring role on Seinfeld in the episodes “The Rye” and “The Dinner Party.”
Kates got her start in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. Kates is one of 25 founding members of The Colony Theatre, which also includes fellow member John Larroquette.
Kates and her colleagues moved into The Studio Theatre in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake District. She and her colleagues there produced award-winning stage productions for the next 25 years.
Kates was co-general manager of The Colony for the first six years of its existence (1975–1981), and together she and Barbara Beckley produced all of the company’s plays.
She holds the distinction of being the only actress to play John Larroquette’s mother, lover, and wife: in Enter Laughing (Cast Theatre, 1974), A Company of Wayward Saints (Colony Theatre, 1978), and The Lady’s Not For Burning (Colony Theatre, 1978), (Colony Theatre, 1979).
Kates also starred in several other L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle award-winning productions at The Colony, including The Grapes Of Wrath and Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (El Rey Theatre with Ed Harris).
The Colony Theatre has grown from a small group of actors to a well-known, award-winning, nationally recognized theatre with a reputation for high-quality productions.
It was named one of the “25 Notable US Theater Companies” in the Encyclopaedia Britannica Almanac.
Kates played Jason Biggs’ mother in the Netflix/Lionsgate series Orange Is the New Black, which was written by Jenji Kohan.
She played Myrna Birnbaum in the CBS/Showtime pilot Gurland on Gurland as a series lead. She also starred as Bora in Reggie Rock Bythewood’s BET network pilot Gun Hill.
Kate’s recurring role as The Counter Woman on Seinfeld in the iconic episodes “The Dinner Party” (1994) and “The Rye” (1995) is one of her most memorable roles (1996).
Other recurring roles have been on the Disney series Lizzie McGuire as the zany neighbor, Mrs. Carrabino (“You’re a Good Man, Lizzie McGuire”), 2002 and “My Fair Larry”, 2003, on Pam Am (2011) as the nosy neighbor, Mrs. Luckovich, as June Starr in Judging Amy with Tyne Daly (2003), as Ginny in Caroline in the City, as Mrs. Bowman in Hudson Street (1996), and as Mable Maloney in a two-part Matlock, “The Witness Killings” (1991).
Kates has appeared in films such as Lola Versus, starring Greta Gerwig, Debra Winger, and Bill Pullman, and Dovid Moyer, starring Paul Moshe Mones as Odel, the Orthodox cook.
She’s also collaborated with notable directors like Don Siegel (in Jinxed, opposite Bette Midler, 1982) and Lamont Johnson (in Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice, with Carol Burnett, 1982).
She has won acting awards, including the Drama Logue Award for Best Actress for her performance as Ruby in Marsha Norman’s Getting Out (1982), and a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the MITF in NYC in 2010 for her role as Miriam Berger in Gray Matters (2010).
Since moving to New York City in 2006, she has performed in over twenty Off and Off Off Broadway productions, toured Europe with Saviana Stanescu’s Waxing West (Bucharest, Sibiu, and Stockholm), and worked in some of New York’s most iconic venues, including The Public, La Mama Etc., Urban Stages, The Soho Playhouse, The Cherry Lane, and several times on Theatre Row.
She played the Palestinian Aunt in the New York Theatre Workshop production of Food and Fadwa, appeared on Theatre Row in Herman Kline’s Midlife Crisis, and most recently appeared in The Last Seder alongside Greg Mullavey and Gaby Hoffmann. Daniel Talbott’s Rising Phoenix Rep had her as a member of the company.
Kathryn Kates Movies and TV Shows
|1982||Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice||Diedre||TV Movie – with Carol Burnett|
|1982||Jinxed!||Miss Nina||Film – with Bette Midler|
|1983||The Taming of the Shrew||Player 4||Video|
|1991||Matlock||Mabel Maloney||Recurring Role; 2 episodes|
|1994||Thunder Alley||Nurse #1||(TV Series) Episode: Never Say Die|
|1994–1996||Seinfeld||Counter Woman||(TV Series) Episodes: The Dinner Party, The Rye|
|1996||Hudson Street||Mrs. Bowman||(TV Series) Episode: Having My Baby|
|1997||The Nurse||Marsha Harriman||Film|
|1998||Caroline in the City||Ginny||(TV Series) Episode: Caroline and the Little White Lies|
|2002–2003||Lizzie McGuire||Mrs. Carrabino||(TV Series) 2 episodes|
|2003||Judging Amy||June Starr||(TV Series) Episode, Into The Fire|
|2003||10-8: Officers on Duty||Mrs. Berman||(TV Series) Episode: “The Wild Bunch”; uncredited|
|2008||Saveta’s Gift||Looba||Short Film|
|2009||Check-Up: From the Gently Twisted Life of Michael Kleinfeld||Susan Kleinfeld||Short Film|
|2009||Out of The Fog||Ludmilla Bashilevsky||Film|
|2009||Lott Oh||Gertrude||Short Film|
|2010||Rescue Me||Gumball’s Mother||(TV Series) Episode, Gumball’s Mother Sanctuary|
|2011||Monkey Man||Mrs. Howard||Film|
|2011||Pan Am||Mrs. Luckovich||(TV Series) Episode, Truth or Dare|
|2013–2019||Orange Is the New Black||Amy Kanter-Bloom||(TV series) 4 episodes|
|2013||Lola Versus||Woman at Restaurant||Film|
|2014||Unforgettable||Mary Garroto||Episode: “Manhunt”|
|2016||Feed the Beast||Ruth Cline||2 episodes|
|2016–2017||Shades of Blue||Mrs. Saperstein||5 episodes|
|2017–2020||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Judge Marlene Simons||5 episodes|
|2019||Friends from College||Martha||2 episodes|
|2020||Hunters||Hilda Hoffman||Episode: “The Mourner’s Kaddish”|
|2020||The Good Fight||Amelia Diamond||Episode: “The Gang Discovers Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein”|
|2021||The Many Saints of Newark||Angie DeCarlo||Film|
Kathryn Kates Age at Death, Obituary, Cause of Death
Kathryn was 73 years of age when she died, she was born on 1948, in New York City, U.S. She died on January 26, 2022 (aged 73) her cause of death was lung cancer.
“After a long, hard-fought battle with lung cancer, Kathryn passed away peacefully this past Saturday surrounded by her brother Josh, his wife Sue Ann and her sister Mallory. We can confirm that Kathryn was 73 years old,” Headline Talent Agency said to CNN in a statement.
“Kathryn was our client for many years, and about one year ago, after finding out that the lung cancer she was treated for 20 years ago had returned, we grew even closer.”
“She was incredibly brave, thoughtful, wise and loving. Kathryn approached every role she ever played, as well as her daily life with the greatest of passion. We will do our best to honor her incredible legacy. The world truly lost one of the good ones.”
Kathryn Kates Husband, Children
Kathryn’s husband was not known to the public¯if she was at all ever married. Her children are not publicly known if she had any.
Kathryn Kates Net Worth
Kates had an estimated net worth of $2 million at the time of her death, she made her wealth from her long and successful career as an actress, she had a recurring role on Seinfeld in the episodes “The Rye” and “The Dinner Party.”
Kathryn Kates Parents
Kathryn Kates Mother: Madelyn Cates Bio, Wiki
Madelyn Cates was a Broadway and television actress best known for playing the concierge in Mel Brooks’ “The Producers.” The New York native attended Queens College, the Waldorf School, New York Law School, and the Actors Studio, where she studied with Paula Strasberg.
She made her stage debut in Winter Park, Fla., in 1956 as Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls,” and her Broadway debut a decade later as the patient in “Marat/Sade.” “A Patriot for Me,” “The Kitchen,” and “Snowangel” were among the other Broadway and off-Broadway productions.
She performed at the Colony Studio Theater in “Follies,” “Lenny,” “Side by Side by Sondheim,” and other shows, as well as at the Studio Theatre Playhouse, Theatre West, and Theatre Exchange.
“Hill Street Blues,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Cagney & Lacey,” and “thirtysomething” were among the television shows in which she appeared. Pancreatic cancer was discovered on July 14 in Los Angeles.
Madelyn Cates Age at Death, Obituary
Madelyn was born on March 9, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA. She was 68 years of age at the time of her death on July 14, 1993 (age 68) in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her cause of death was not publicly published.
Madelyn Cates Parents
Cates was born to both parents (mother and father) in a large-sized family setting in New York City, New York. Details about her mother and father’s name and what they did for a living are currently unavailable, however, she was raised alongside her siblings. Nevertheless, as soon as credible information about her father, mother, brothers and sisters is available, we shall update all Madelyn’s family members immediately.
Madelyn Cates Net Worth
Madelyn had an estimated net worth of around $600 thousand at the time of her death. She acquired her wealth from her successful career as an actress. She was an actress, known for The Producers (1967), Thirtysomething (1987) and Hunter (1984).
Madelyn Cates Husband
Madelyn was married to her husband Louis Kates, they had three kids together; Kathryn Kates, Joshua Kates and Mallory Kates.
Kathryn Kates Father: Louis Kates Bio, Wiki
Louis Kates was an American celebrity spouse and later a celebrity father. He is famously known for being the husband of American actress, Madelyn Cates, known for The Producers (1967), Thirtysomething (1987) and Hunter (1984). He is also widely known for being the father of the late Madelyn Cates ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘Seinfeld’ actress.
Louis Kates Age at Death, Obituary
Louis was born in the US, his exact date of birth and death is not publicly known.